Woman pleads guilty to threatening doorbell pranksters

3 years 1 month 4 weeks ago Wednesday, March 25 2015 Mar 25, 2015 Wednesday, March 25, 2015 6:47:35 AM CDT March 25, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A Springfield woman could get a 10-year prison sentencing for threatening boys who rang her doorbell and ran away.

Prosecutors say 32-year-old Ashley Crossland pleaded guilty to three felonies after becoming angry after the January 2014 prank. A probable cause statement says Crossland tried to run one boy down with her van and punched another while holding a knife to his chest.

She was also charged with going to the home where the boys were having a sleepover and threatened to slit the throats of everyone in the house, while shouting racial slurs.

The Springfield News-Leader reports the plea deal recommends a 10-year prison sentence but a judge will decide May 15 whether Crossland will be eligible for the lesser sentence.

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